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Establishing internet boundaries is an important way to protect yourself and your family from inappropriate web content. Microsoft Family Safety web and search filters work across any Windows, Xbox and mobile devices that have the Microsoft Edge browser and Family Safety apps installed. You can also explore a handpicked list of Microsoft's favorite family-friendly websites here!

To enjoy web and search filters, family members must use the Microsoft Edge browser while signed into their Microsoft accounts

To set up web and search filters, follow the steps below.

  1. Visit family.microsoft.com. Sign into your Family Safety account.

  2. Find your family member's name and click More options > Content Filters.

  3. Turn on Filter Inappropriate Websites toggle.

  4. To block specific sites, add their URLs under Blocked Sites.

  5. Grant access to specific sites by turning on Only use allowed websites toggle. Add URLs of approved websites under Allowed sites.

  1. Open the Microsoft Family Safety app.

  2. Tap your family member’s name > Content filters.

  3. Tap Web and search.

  4. Turn on Filter inappropriate websites toggle.

  5. Grant access to specific sites by turning on Only use allowed websites toggle. Add URLs of approved websites under Allowed sites.

Default settings

By default, mature websites will be blocked and searches will be filtered in the Bing search engine. You can also view a family member's Bing search results through activity reporting.

Note: Family Safety web and search filters only work with Microsoft Edge. Turning on Filter inappropriate websites will block all other browsers. 

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